While the 'polluter pays' across Europe, a considerable amount of public funds are spent cleaning up polluted sites in most EU countries. That is perhaps the only common factor across the EU - annual expenditure varies from over 35 to under 2 euro per capita, depending on the country.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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